Skip Nav
Liv Tyler
The '90s It Girls You Wanted (and Still Kind of Want) to Be
Celebrity Vacations
Here's What Barack Obama Has Been Up to Since He Walked Out of the White House — and Our Lives
TV
Jungle Stars: Meet the 2017 Cast of I'm a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here!
Accessories
The Way to Make a Fashion Statement Stick

Former Australian Idol Judge and Sony Music Executive Jay Dee Springbett Found Dead in Sydney

Breaking News: Jay Dee Springbett Found Dead in Sydney

Jay Dee Springbett has been found dead in a Sydney hotel room, reports the Daily Telegraph. He was 36. The English-born Sony music executive, who gained public recognition when he took the place of Kyle Sandilands as a judge on Australian Idol in 2009, was found unconscious in a Woolloomooloo hotel room yesterday afternoon, though a rep for NSW police said there was nothing suspicious about the death.

Jay Dee experienced some tough times in 2010 — there were reports that he and his partner, Louise McCole, had separated in April (they have two daughters together), and in November he was involved in a street brawl outside his Sydney office. Throughout his career he worked with artists such as Jessica Mauboy and the Rogue Traders.

Image Source: Getty
Around The Web
More From POPSUGAR
Join The Conversation
Will sacked Kyle Sandilands return to Australian Idol
Successful Australian Stars From Reality TV
A Few Fun Facts on Australian Idol Singer Matt Corby: What You Need to Know
Happy Birthday Ricki-Lee! We're Taking a Look Back at Pictures of her on the Red Carpet!
Former Australian Idol host Andrew Gunsberg scores a gig hosting Paula Abdul's new series Live to Dance in the US
Australian Idol rested for 2010
Scott Dooley and Ricki-Lee Coulter replace Kate Ritchie and Tim "Rosso" Ross on Nova 969 morning show with Merrick Watts
Australian Idol runner-up Hayley Warner signs with Sony Music
Giorgio Armani Idole d'Armani and Benefit Glam Idol
What We're Sweet On This Weekend

POPSUGAR, the #1 independent media and technology company for women. Where more than 75 million women go for original, inspirational content that feeds their passions and interests.

From Our Partners
Latest Celebrity
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds